I'm Doing My Best
Here in NOCA, it should be raining by now.
We have two seasons rather than four, the Wet and the Dry. Most years, you can count on a dry summer from April to October and a wet winter from November to March - the temperature doesn't vary that much seasonally but the amount of rain does. The fear mongers on the nightly news are already talking drought.
I furled and put away my umbrella. I bought a brand new bag of charcoal for our outdoor grill. I had my car washed. I put out the cushions on our outdoor furniture.
In short, I'm going everything I can think of to encourage the rain gods, but nothing seems to work. For most of December and, so far, all of January we have had day after day of sunny, bright weather and glorious sunsets. My Beloved calls this, "the upside of drought."
I have to admit that I am loving it. I know there may be a price to pay with water restrictions later in the year but, for now, I am reveling in the chance to walk my dog without a raincoat, to enjoy night after night of glorious sunsets and morning after morning of pearly dawns. Since there is nothing I can do about it, I'm just going to wallow in it.
Or maybe I'll try leaving the top down on my convertible overnight. That's a sure-fire rain dance.